Chaos Communication Camp 2007

Will There Be Internet?

We’ve talked about most basic human needs at the Camp, but not yet about Internet access! So here’s an update on that.

We’ve secured sponsorship from various kind companies and individuals. We will deploy a fiber-based backbone around the campsite at 10 Gbps. All around the campsite, Datenklos will be deployed, where you can have your own cable plugged into the network for easy browsing in your tent.

Also, a wireless network will be deployed for 802.11a/b/g access, especially in the lecture halls.

The uplink off the campsite to the outside world will be 1 Gbps.

Please don’t trip over the fibers when strolling around! :-)

Arriving by train or plane?

If you are travelling to the camp by train, please mark in the wiki when you are going to arrive in Eberwalde Hbf. We urgently need those numbers to finalize our shuttle schedule.

If you are going to fly to the camp, you will need a train to Eberswalde, too*, see our Travel instructions for details.

We currently plan to start shuttle services on August 7th, and we will charge a small fee for the shuttle. However, we are aware that quite a bunch of hackers will arrive earlier, and we will work something out for them, too. Further information soon in this weblog.

(*) This does of course not apply for hackers on a plane or any other private flights to Finow Airport.

Workshops?! Where?! When?!

At the Camp there is no central workshop room/tent with a schedule at the door. But of course many people will organize workshops all over the Camp. If you are one of them and interested in other people knowing what you are up to use the template for workshops in the wiki. It is similar to the one for villages but a bot – the neinomat – crawls the wiki for these templates and generates a list of workshops from them. Have a look at the HyperHeroes to see how it works.

There will be no central workshop tent with mike and video projector but as the hardware geeks need some tools there will be a Hardware Lab at the Hackcenter. If your workshop includes some soldering or similar that will be the place to do it.

Outdoors paper rules over displays. That’s why we plan to print a schedule of the workshops that show up at the list of workshops at July 25th. So if you think about a workshop put it in the wiki even if you don’t know exact place and time yet. As long as you add some contact information and perhaps a village to look for interested people will find you.

And if you are interested in participating in a workshop at the Camp now you know what to look for. :)

Chaos Bus Tour by the Frubar People

Yet another stylish way to get to the camp just appeared:

The Frubar people have charted a bus driving through Germany taking people to the camp and back home again.

If you’re still unsure how to get there, think about coming with us and have a lot of fun.

The route is like this: Tettnang -> Lindau -> Memmingen -> Ulm -> Nürnberg -> Bayreuth -> Gera/Jena -> Leipzig -> Finowfurt

If you’r living near the lake of Constance (Bregenz, Dornbirn, Ravensburg, Konstanz, …) it is possible to pick you up at home.

Just drop us a mail at

more information about the Chaos Tour:

more information about the Frubar Guys:

see you at Finow,
The Frubar Network

We proudly present: … the Fahrplan 0.23!

After some more shuffling the schedule is out.

There are gaps in the Fahrplan as we have to sort out last issues with some speakers. Be assured that we have more than enough talks to fill them. You can find lots of interesting stuff in the Fahrplan at this stage anyway – from surveillance (1, 2, 3), the nanoscale, to attacking GSM and other security issues (1, 2, 3). More to come.

We had lots of interesting submissions to choose from. Many thanks to all the people who want to share their experiences, knowledge and opinions. The camp would be very different without you as we would have a much harder time to find somebody to pester with questions and to discuss about our dearest topics.

Selecting the talks we think are the most interesting is one thing, bringing them in a sensible order another. Here some of the policies we tried to follow: (1) every talk at a time the speaker is available. (2) at least one talk in English at every time. (3) no two talks of the same speaker one after the other. (4) talks we think the press should cover at the first day. (5) talks which directly build on each other in the correct order one after another. (6) talks that require lots of thinking of the audience at daytime. (7) talks that probably draw lots of audience at the same time. (8) no two talks with similar audience at the same time. (9) talks with similar audience one after another. (10) talks that can be followed with a can of beer in the hand in the late evening.

Many thanks again to the content team and of course to the Pentabarf and its developers who make this kind of conference planning possible.

A last note: If you submitted a talk and didn’t hear from us until now please write again.

Camp ahead!

Camp-preparations really are speeding up now.. The Fahrplan is pretty much ready to be published (actually, it is finished, but we still wait for some speakers to confirm their attendance), presale is up and running smoothly, and the Wiki is filling up quite fast. The next press release will be out next week, and first infrastructure for the camp is already arriving. Camp will be just great, promised!

Right now is a rather creative time: Most of our current work is somehow related to writing, to design, and similar stuff. There is help needed there, by the way – if you feel like you want to assist us in proof reading (especially if your mothers tongue is English), in design or just writing some mellow words for our camp guide, please let us know. See the contact page for details how to reach us.

While most of it is somehow related to administrative work like permissions, receipts, the design of plans, tickets, and similar things – some of our current work is directly geared towards our fellow guests: Just head over to our “Propaganda“-website and check it out for desktop wallpapers, OSX-Screensavers or Desktop-Themes.

Oh, yes, and a new edition of camp-flyers arrived. Please let us know if you still need some shipped – as long as shipping is not too expensive, we will send them right away. Did I already mention that the contact page tells how to reach us? ;)

Last Minute Travel Options

The fine folks over at the Metalab have organized an “all-inclusive” flight and luggage transfer from Vienna to the CCC Camp and back. If you haven’t booked your flight, there are still 8 Tickets left.

-> Campflug